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TL Virtual Cafe - FlipItGood

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A must NOT miss TL Virtual Cafe FREE Webinar presentation  -  @sraslim is AMAZING! Plus her graphic rocks it HARD w/ DEVO dolls! #WANT

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Middle School Student-Parent Book Club - A Recipe for Success by Ann Hagedorn

Middle School Student-Parent Book Club - A Recipe for Success by Ann Hagedorn | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Ann Hagedorn writes: "When you say parents, middle school students, books, and reading some believe that it equals a recipe for disaster. Well, a few years ago a co-worker and I decided to try out this recipe- we created what we called a parent-child book club (still hate the name, but we couldn’t come up with anything better)."


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I feel the same way, Mary! But it's brilliant!

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Mary Clark's curator insight, June 25, 10:10 AM

I've thought about doing this for years, since parents seem to be reading so many young adult books now. I doubt I'll have time, but thought I'd share this for anyone more ambitious than I.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, June 25, 10:19 AM

Love this idea! 

Mark Hoffman's curator insight, June 27, 8:08 AM

Great idea.

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Why Teachers Should Be Trained Like Actors

Why Teachers Should Be Trained Like Actors | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Teaching is a lot like acting, a high-energy, performance profession that requires a person to act as a role model. But when teachers go through training and professional development, the performance aspect of the job is rarely emphasized or taught. Acknowledging this aspect could be a missed opportunity to restructure ways teachers learn new skills and tactics.

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I've been a Thespian since the age 8. True dat.

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Spoofy Brilliance + the Anti-Anti-YA Book List, Compiled | ShelfTalker

Spoofy Brilliance + the Anti-Anti-YA Book List, Compiled | ShelfTalker | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
More than 100 richly rewarding YA reads, plus Kathleen Hale's delightful reply to Slate's Anti-YA article.
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Just HILARIOUS!!!!!

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Education's war on millennials: why everyone is failing the 'digital generation'

Education's war on millennials: why everyone is failing the 'digital generation' | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Both reformers and traditionalists view technology as a way to control students — and they're getting it very wrong.


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Some really great conversation starters here with kids and admins. Rather than fight high-tech cheating - let's empower kids to create to demonstrate information mastery. PBL is the way to go!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 15, 10:26 AM

Without a complete reconstruction of School, reform is just another form of surveillance. It acts against the democratic principles we espouse and works towards managing teaching and learning in School.

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Getting the Most of Google Forms in your Classroom

Come learn the many ways that you can use Google Forms in your classroom. Whether it is with students, parents, or other teachers, you’ll find lots of practical ways to implement forms.


Via David W. Deeds, Maria Margarida Correia
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LOVE me so me Google Forms!

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, June 15, 7:06 AM

Lots of folks using Forms these days.

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The Ideal Blogger's Workflow for Effectively Curating Online Content

The Ideal Blogger's Workflow for Effectively Curating Online Content | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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This graphic both inspires & exhausts me! LOL

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PaolaRicaurte's curator insight, June 19, 8:59 AM

An excellent perspective about blogging as content curation.

Biblio Teca's curator insight, June 20, 10:25 PM

More on CC incorporated with Blogging

 

christa appleton's curator insight, June 25, 3:18 AM

Great visual representation of blogging as curation

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The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now)

The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now) | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
You've got every device under the sun in front of you. Now what apps are you going to use? Here are the apps or app categories that I recommend you test for your school. There are lots of apps, and t
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Sweet BYOD Batman! @teachingwthsou comes through again with a great resource!

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Why Grownups Should Read 'The Fault in Our Stars'

Why Grownups Should Read 'The Fault in Our Stars' | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
You shouldn't be embarrassed to read a novel that confronts human suffering.
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WARNING: Spoilers.


Great article that draws comparisons of #TFIOS with a Greek Tragedy & Shakespeare.


If was a High School English teacher I would be ALL OVER THIS!

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Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, June 9, 6:11 AM

Genre labels frequently discourage people from reading certain books because, "I don't like science fiction." Great books shouldn't be labelled "teen" or "romance" or "mystery".  A story about the human condition transcends genre, and John Green has crafted a beautiful story with authentic characters. I would encourage anyone to read it. Bring Kleenex. 

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Format MS Word Like a Ninja Super Hero! | The Daring Librarian

Format MS Word Like a Ninja Super Hero! | The Daring Librarian | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

MS Word Comic Tutorials for Kiddos & Staff!


Laminate & put in your computer lab!

All Creative Commons Share Alike!


Gee, I use lots of !!'s when I scoop!

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I created these printable MS Word comics for my kiddos & staff with the help of a fellow teacher and Jones. 


They're all Creative Commons and can be printed out & laminated for your computer lab!

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Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, June 9, 12:55 AM

Usar BD para dicas úteis aos alunos que têm de escrever trabalhos usando o word...

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Using Transparency in Google Drawings

Using Transparency in Google Drawings | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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SO COOL!  This may take some time away from using Photoshop!

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, June 10, 7:41 AM

Another Google tip to add to my repertoir.  Reading this article I learned about Web Clipboard tool in Google Drive. I'll save that article as well.

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Re-envisioning Modern Pedagogy: Educators as Curators


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Some great information here!

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, June 6, 11:57 AM

Wonder practical approach to explaining the value of curation to teacher colleagues.

Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, June 9, 9:05 AM

In the Learning Commons community, this makes sooooo much sense. Inquiry based learning is all about questioning, gathering, re-thinking, re-purposing and sharing information. Teachers and t-l's who practice and model curation in course design will be better equipped to instruct their students in curation. Love this! 

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8 Reasons Why Kids Should Learn to Code

8 Reasons Why Kids Should Learn to Code | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The main reason for encouraging students to learn to code usually centers around future jobs. These reasons are perfectly valid, but there are many more.

Via EDTC@UTB, Jamie Forshey
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Great article!

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Paul Herring's curator insight, May 24, 2:44 PM

Some very perceptive and thought provoking points regarding the value of coding.

Peter Albion's curator insight, May 25, 3:48 PM

Good reasons for adults and teachers to learn coding too

Sheila Fredericks's curator insight, June 2, 9:11 AM

Good reasons for students should learn to code.

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This cheap and beautiful machine is 3D printing's best chance at going mainstream

This cheap and beautiful machine is 3D printing's best chance at going mainstream | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

There’s a host of reasons why 3D printing hasn’t exactly broken through to the mainstream yet, despite a number of attempts from companies big and small. High cost and complexity have long been...


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I don't have one yet! But don't worry, you can still have a Makerspace without a 3D printer!

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, May 30, 3:11 AM

Promising for makerspaces?

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CPL, NYPL WiFi Hotspot Lending Programs Funded by Knight Foundation Grants - The Digital Shift

CPL, NYPL WiFi Hotspot Lending Programs Funded by Knight Foundation Grants - The Digital Shift | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

AddreIn an effort to address the lack of broadband access among low-income residents, the Chicago Public Library (CPL), and New York Public Library (NYPL) on June 23 announced new programs that will allow patrons to check out and take home wifi hotspots. NYPL’s “Check Out the Internet,” and CPL’s “Internet to Go” programs are made possible, in part, by grants awarded this week by the Knight News Challenge, a competition developed by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in partnership with the Ford Foundation and Mozilla, to fund and promote projects committed to making the Internet an open, equitable platform.


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How can giving out WiFi hotspots change the world? READ THIS!

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, June 26, 5:15 AM

Addressing a critical equity issue.

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The You Want to Know About Copyright in Education Infographic

The You Want to Know About Copyright in Education Infographic | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

As I’ve mentioned before—it is not only important for educators to encourage students to push the technological envelope, but it’s equally essential that we teach them to navigate the digital world in a responsible manner. But in order to do so, we must first become familiar with copyright rules and fair use guidelines ourselves—a task that can seem very daunting and frustrating at times.

 

If you’ve ever used online materials for teaching and learning, then I’m sure you have wondered one or more of the following: Do I need permission to use this image? Can I share this video on my classroom web site? Would it be best for my me and/or my students to create my/their own media?

 

Well, it may not answer all of your burning questions, but the copyright flowchart shown below will surely help with some of the confusion surrounding this very relevant and significant topic.

 


Via Jamie Forshey
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This is pretty awesome!

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LundTechIntegration's curator insight, June 20, 5:35 AM

This is a great visual on Copyright in Education.  

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Academics Continue Flirting With a Former Foe: Wikipedia – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Academics Continue Flirting With a Former Foe: Wikipedia – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Crazy we're still talking about this, right?

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Real PBL teachers don’t do the work for their students

Real PBL teachers don’t do the work for their students | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
One of the scariest things about deciding to use a project-based learning approach with your students is letting go. My experience has been that even the most creative teachers who have taken the leap
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I am a big fan of PBL or Project Based Learning!

Let your ego go & trust in the kiddos!

Coach, don't create for them!

Cheer AND Challenge!

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The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher

The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

“Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand privacy, and more.”


Via Cindy Rudy, Jenny Smith, Jim Lerman, Mary Clark
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Like my friend Mary Clark said (She's a great follow!)  This is a really great graphic to share with teachers at the start of school! 


I'm also gonna share this on my New Teacher Survival Guide wikipage!

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Mary Clark's curator insight, June 15, 8:07 AM

This will be good to share at the beginning of the year. I think it will reassure some teachers, and light a fire under others:)

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Ethics consultant hired for Corona del Mar High School

Ethics consultant hired for Corona del Mar High School | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District has hired an ethics consultant to work with students at Corona del Mar High School in the hopes of restoring the school’s reputation after a year of controversy.


Via EdTechSandyK
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I'm really concerned about the quote 


“As a result, CdM students will gain acceptance to more prestigious schools,” the proposal states."


Why not change the culture of the school just because it's the right thing to do? Responsibility, accountability, discernment, and ethics

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EdTechSandyK's curator insight, June 14, 4:54 PM
Not sure the school's reputation should be the driving factor here...
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Google is being flooded by thousands of demands to erase search ...

Google is being flooded by thousands of demands to erase search ... | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

On May 13th, the top European court upheld a law that requires Google to erase “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant” information from search results if individuals request so. One problem here is that drawing the line ...


Via Joyce Valenza
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It's Google's job to convey results NOT curate!

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The John Green and THE FAULT IN OUR STARS Media Bingo Card - BOOK RIOT

The John Green and THE FAULT IN OUR STARS Media Bingo Card - BOOK RIOT | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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Unless you live under a rock, chances are you’ve heard of this guy named John Green and chances are that you’ve read an article or seventy-two talking about how one of his books — the phenomenal New York Times bestseller titled The Fault … Continued

Via Clare Treloar
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Great thing to share with your kiddos & readers!

But For High School Only! 

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Clare Treloar's curator insight, June 7, 6:24 PM

via @Bookriot

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The Time-Saving Guide To Microsoft Word Shortcuts - Edudemic

The Time-Saving Guide To Microsoft Word Shortcuts - Edudemic | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Back in the day, there weren’t a ton of choices for word processing options out there – you had to use what was installed on your computer, based on the type of computer you owned. At that time (which was before Apple really became the mainstream crack of tech), that meant Microsoft Word was your …
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You know you have it, you know you use it, you may even know most of these tips - but why not share em with your peeps?


I just taught a teacher THIS YEAR how to Cut & Paste text! Never assume! I have comic tutorials that work back to this, too! For the kiddos!

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5 Great Tips for Putting the Power Back in Your PowerPoint Presentations

5 Great Tips for Putting the Power Back in Your PowerPoint Presentations | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Bring the Passion and Purpose Back to Your Presentations With These Helpful Ideas Are your PowerPoint slides the same ones you've been using for years? Are

Via EDTC@UTB, Jamie Forshey
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Check out my How to be a Presentation Ninja for .PPT design tips!

http://slidesha.re/1mZWQG5

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Marinhos's curator insight, June 8, 4:03 AM

Tem muito professor que usa o PowerPoint como a velha transparência, dando suporte para aulas expositivãs chatas. Como fazer apresentações no PowerPoint é coisa parabse aprender . 

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Having Wi-Fi problems on your Mac running OS X Mavericks? Here's a fix!

Having Wi-Fi problems on your Mac running OS X Mavericks? Here's a fix! | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Having trouble getting your Mac to reconnect to Wi-Fi after waking from sleep? The problem may be related to Bluetooth, and here's how to fix it As near as I can tell, somewhere along the way after I upgraded to Mavericks, my Retina MacBook Pro stopped working right. It wouldn't reconnect to a Wi-Fi network after waking from sleep. I had to manually reconnect it; often I'd have to...
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Been struggling with this since updating to Mavericks - thanks to @KathySchrock for sharing this fix!

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Screencasting: Add Voice Over to PowerPoint Presentations in 5 Easy Steps

Screencasting:  Add Voice Over to PowerPoint Presentations in 5 Easy Steps | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
See this great presentation:

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Not likely to do this - but it's cool!

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ChristopherBell's curator insight, June 1, 3:04 AM

Old Trick - but a good one.